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198 Ratings

Hell in the Pacific

Directed by John Boorman
United States, 1968


During World War II, an American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain are deserted on a small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. There, they must cease their hostility and cooperate if they want to survive, but will they?

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Hell in the Pacific Directed by John Boorman

Critics reviews

An exploration in silent-film storytelling (cf. Kubrick’s Dawn of Men that same year), the distillate of Boorman’s metaphysical-elemental conflicts, practically a rough draft for the arduous mastery of Deliverance. Roeg and Weir take plenty of notes, Frankenheimer in The Fourth War updates the parable.
July 14, 2014
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